Found December 04, 2012 on
Purple Jesus Diaries:
We've been fooled, every last one of us.
Ever since the Vikings drafted "Christian Ponder" and let former Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback, Tarvaris Jackson, walk in free agency to sign with Seattle, we haven't seen any type of improvement in quarterback play. You would think we would, or at the very least that we would notice some type of differences in style, or numbers, or approach to the game, ANYthing. As Vikings fans, we were clamoring to have Tarvaris (or TarVar, as he was always affectionately called around here) run out of town and to bring in the new franchise quarterback. It seemed we had our wish when the Vikings picked Ponder. But we should have seen it coming, we should have seen the signs.
We never got a new quarterback after Brad Childress left. We just got Tarvaris Jackson in White Face.
Vikings blog Daily Norseman brings some compelling evidence to our attention. Take a look at these numbers comparing "Christian Ponde...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele are now engaged, a few months after they went public to reveal they were dating.
Christian Ponder has 22 starts for Minnesota in his NFL career.
Many of his peers have enjoyed far more success in a similar amount of time, but Ponder said Wednesday he's not comparing himself to other quarterbacks around his age. He said he hopes he doesn't need much longer to find his rhythm on the job.
Ponder blamed himself for the Vikings' 23-14 loss at Green Bay...
Minnesota Vikings fans who blame ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele for Christian Ponder’s dip in production this season are not going to be happy. According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, Steele confirmed on Tuesday that she and Ponder are engaged.
Unless the two were dating for a long time and did a great job of keeping it a secret prior to Ponder confirming it...
Spoke to ESPN’s @samantha_steele today. She confirms she is engaged to @vikingsfootball quarterback Christian Ponder.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 4, 2012
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch confirmed on Tuesday that ESPN reporter Samantha Steele and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder are officially engaged to be married.
After some speculation...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Leslie Frazier stood at a podium Monday, taking repeated questions from the media regarding Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and Frazier's resolute stance that Ponder is, and will be, Minnesota's starter.
Before standing up and explaining his and the team's position on Ponder, Frazier had already thought long and hard about a vastly...
The Minnesota Vikings' playoff chances are slipping away with each missed opportunity, such as Sunday's 24-13 loss at the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay and the Chicago Bears (8-4) are tied atop of the NFC North, with the Packers owning a tiebreaker advantage against Chicago. Minnesota (6-6) is a game out of the playoffs after the Seattle Seahawks (7-5) beat the Bears Sunday...
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Minnesota Vikings starting Quarterback Christian Ponder is about to get some serious inside access to the Mothership. The Vikes starting man is now reportedly engaged to ESPN’s Samantha Steele… you know the one that replaced Erin Andrews. Steele confirmed the news to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. Samantha and Christian met on the set of College...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is scoring both on and off the field. The second-year signal-caller from FSU is engaged to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch confirmed it on Twitter
“Spoke to ESPN’s @Samantha_Steele today. She confirms she is engaged to @VikingsFootball quarterback Christian Ponder,” Deitch tweeted.
Despite two immensely costly interceptions from Christian Ponder, the Vikings were still in the game … until an epic Packers drive drained the clock and drained the life out of the Vikings.
Morgan Burnett accepted an early Christmas present from Christian Ponder with this interception in the end zone. (Photo from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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This is Mark Swanson. I'll bet his friends called him "Swanny" in high school. Or Marky. Or ... Well, he's allegedly 39 years old, so maybe he's young enough to have gone by Marky Mark? I don't know. Either way, he's a Minnesota Vikings fan who recently attended a Vikings/Packers game at Lambeau field. In retrospect, he probably wishes he wouldn'...
Leslie Frazier said he believes in Christian Ponder as the Vikings’ best option at quarterback, for now and for developing long-term. Meanwhile, he said his approach at quarterback is different than other positions.
By Andrew Gruman
GREEN BAY, Wis. When Vikings coach Leslie Frazier approached a dejected Christian Ponder at his locker just moments after the young quarterback struggled yet again, it wasn't to make a change.
Instead, Frazier's intentions were to let Ponder know that he stood by him and won't be changing quarterbacks despite another dismal showing...